You don’t have to get out of the house to get together as a family. There are so many things to do in our own homes, that we don’t even think about. How do we access the untapped potential of our homes and make time together without ever making a trip in the car?
First, take some time and brainstorm. Make a list! In fact, gather everyone together and ask for ideas. Write it all down! There is no silly suggestion. You can even Google ideas. Spend 20 minutes and make a list of things you can do together at home. Done!?- Guess What? You just spent some time together! 🙂 🙂
Second, Look at time differently. Time together doesn’t have to be in terms of hours, rather you can have a quality 20 minutes together and that is a victory.
Third, make a No personal phone/technology policy during the time together. You may get some kick back, but making this non-negotiable makes a huge difference. Without technology we are more present and even a small block of time becomes quality time.
Fourth, be creative! Try some new things.
Fifth, sometimes time together doesn’t involve conversation. A family movie night is just fine!
Sixth, schedule it! We give things priority when we put them on our calendars and in our schedule. It doesn’t have to be the same day or time each week, but it does need to be scheduled.
Quick Ideas: Meals, making meals, games, movies, crafts, dancing, exercising, taking a walk, fixing something, cleaning out a closet, looking at pictures, redecorating/painting, playing with a pet, playing music, reading a book out loud, doing a puzzle, teaching each other a new skill.
Spend time together at home today!